"Coming into this event, I didn't really want to talk about the fact that the United States has never won it (and) they've never gone to the finals," Leyland said. "I didn't think that was a big deal. I wanted this, for the players, to be a memory. I've talked a lot about it. Make a memory. Hopefully it's a real good one, regardless of the results (Wednesday). I know it is for me. It's been an absolute honor."
"Just trying to stay mentally focused on the game, even though I'm not in there," he said. "Just watching how the hitters react, and just watching and trying to learn as much as I can from all these guys."